SASB, GRI announce collaborative workplan for further understanding
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 17 JUL 2020  |  NEWS
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced a collaborative workplan to drive understanding of how the standards can be used concurrently.
Insure Our Future calls for halt to insuring oil and gas projects
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
A coalition of global environmental NGOs is calling on the largest global insurers to halt insuring new oil and gas expansion projects and phase out insurance for oil and gas companies in order to meet a 1.5C global climate target.
Australian companies below global peers on reporting, targets: Refinitiv
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
Australian companies are "well below their global peers" in reporting and setting targets on carbon emissions, waste and water reductions, according to Refinitiv.
GRI to update three Universal Standards, seeks public comment
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
GRI is updating its Universal Standards to improve how reporting entities use the GRI standards to disclose impacts on economy, environment, and people.
Accounting bodies develop guidelines for disclosing to SDGs
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2020  |  NEWS
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have released a paper outlining recommendations on disclosing for the Sustainable ...
Climate action by regulators deferred, not denied: MinterEllison
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
The COVID-19 pandemic is not likely to halt regulatory and investor expectations around corporate progress on climate change risk, according to MinterEllison.
Pivot to virtual AGMs, communication offer opportunities: Redback Connect
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
Email is the primary communication channel for investor relations, but a push to virtual events as a result of COVID-19 offers new opportunities and benefits for companies to engage with shareholders, according to Redback Connect.
Poor disclosure around labour hire workforce in listed companies: ACCR
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
More than 40 percent of ASX100 listed companies in the mining, construction, and commercial cleaning sectors have made no material disclosure about their labour hire and/or contracting workforce in annual reporting documents, according to research from ...
BIG W joins Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
BIG W has joined the Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages (ACT).
More than a third of investors back Rio Tinto climate resolution
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020  |  NEWS
More than a third of investors have backed a climate resolution at Rio Tinto's annual general meeting.
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